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The Little Mermaid: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack is the soundtrack to Disney's 1989 animated feature The Little Mermaid. It contains the songs from the film written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as the film's score composed by Alan Menken. The score was orchestrated by Thomas Pasatieri.

The soundtrack was first released on October 13, 1989 on both CD and cassette tape. On October 3, 2006, a new two-disc special edition version of the soundtrack was released to correspond with the two-disc Platinum Edition DVD release of The Little Mermaid. The first disc remains identical to the original release, yet with remastered audio, while the newly added second disc is composed of various newly recorded version of the film's songs by different artists, such as Ashley Tisdale, Raven-Symoné, The Jonas Brothers, and Jessica Simpson. It also included two videos, as well as new cover art.

The soundtrack was later followed up with The Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid, a more comprehensive release that contained all of the music and songs from the original soundtrack, but also much instrumental and some vocal material that was previously unreleased.

Track listing

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The Little Mermaid 1997 Cover
  1. Fathoms Below - Ship's Chorus
  2. Main Title (Score)
  3. Fanfare (Score)
  4. Daughters of Triton - Kimmy Robertson, Caroline Vasicek
  5. Part of Your World - Jodi Benson
  6. Under the Sea - Samuel E. Wright
  7. Part of Your World (Reprise) - Jodi Benson
  8. Poor Unfortunate Souls - Pat Carroll
  9. Les Poissons - René Auberjonois
  10. Kiss the Girl - Samuel E. Wright
  11. Fireworks (Score)
  12. Jig (Score)
  13. The Storm (Score)
  14. Destruction of the Grotto (Score)
  15. Flotsam and Jetsam (Score)
  16. Tour of the Kingdom (Score)
  17. Bedtime (Score)
  18. Wedding Announcement (Score)
  19. Eric to the Rescue (Score)
  20. Happy Ending - Disney Chorus
  21. Part of Your World - Alana De Roma (Australian Bonus Track)

Disc Two (Special Edition)

  1. Kiss the Girl - Ashley Tisdale
  2. Poor Unfortunate Souls - Jonas Brothers
  3. Part of Your World - Jessica Simpson
  4. Under the Sea - Raven-Symoné
  5. Poor Unfortunate Souls - Jonas Brothers (Music Video) (Enhanced feature)
  6. Making of "Kiss the Girl" Music Video (Enhanced feature) - Ashley Tisdale

Previously unreleased songs/score

Certain pieces of music from the movie remain unreleased in any format from Disney. At one time, the most important and most puzzling is a short reprise of "Poor Unfortunate Souls." This song has been unofficially named "Vanessa's Song" but until the release of The Legacy Collection soundtrack was never recognized or named by Disney.

  1. "Fathoms Below" (Instrumental) [1:41]
  2. Main Titles (Full version as heard over end credits – the last 7 seconds haven't been released commercially) [1:34]
  3. Sebastian's Fanfare [0:06]
  4. Orchestra Tuning (Source Music) [0:17]
  5. "Daughters of Triton" (Instrumental) [0:36]
  6. The Shipwreck [3:09]
  7. Scuttle, the know-it-all [1:14]
  8. Ariel's Restriction [1:47]
  9. Following Ariel [0:42]
  10. Part of Your World (Full Version - The version heard in the film includes about 25 seconds of score before the song starts) [3:23]
  11. Part of Your World (Instrumental) [3:23]
  12. The Grotto Revealed [0:12]
  13. "Part of Your World Reprise" (Instrumental) [2:14]
  14. Ursula's Demented Plan / Ariel's in Love [0:46]
  15. Sebastian Pacing / He Loves Me [0:23]
  16. Under the Sea (Instrumental) [3:11]
  17. Somebody's Gotta Nail That Girl's Fins to the Floor [0:10]
  18. Sebastian and Triton (This cue was included on the "Music Behind the Magic" CD set, but wasn't included on any of the commercial albums) [1:38]
  19. The Power of Suggestion [1:46]
  20. Going to See the Sea Witch / Ursula's Lair [1:26]
  21. Poor Unfortunate Souls (Part 1 - Instrumental) / Ursula's Deal [2:15]
  22. The Subject of Payment [0:31]
  23. Poor Unfortunate Souls (Part 2 - Instrumental) [1:14]
  24. Taking Ariel's Voice [0:39]
  25. New Pair of Legs [1:10]
  26. Soft Shell Sebastian [0:26]
  27. Eric and Max Find Ariel [1:23]
  28. In Eric's Kingdom [0:53]
  29. Sebastian in the Kitchen [0:10]
  30. A Beautiful Maiden [1:06]
  31. "Les Poissons" (Instrumental) [1:32]
  32. Sebastian Versus Louis [0:40]
  33. Dinner at the Castle [0:27]
  34. Triton Worried [0:34]
  35. Kiss the Girl (Instrumental) [2:40]
  36. Ursula Takes Charge [0:39]
  37. Vanessa on the Beach (with and without vocal) [1:00]
  38. "Vanessa's Song" ("Poor Unfortunate Souls" Reprise) [0:32]
  39. "Vanessa's Song" (Instrumental) [0:32]
  40. Making a Plan / Crashing the Wedding / Ariel's Voice Returns / The Sun Sets / The Final Deal [4:21]
  41. A Happy Ending (film version) [3:10]
  42. A Happy Ending (sans Disney chorus) [3:10]
  43. Eric's Flute (Source) [0:10]

Trivia

  • The album received the Academy Award for Best Original Score, Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.
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Media
Films: The Little MermaidThe Little Mermaid II: Return to the SeaThe Little Mermaid: Ariel's BeginningThe Little Mermaid (live-action film)Video

Television: Little Mermaid's IslandThe Little Mermaid: The SeriesA Poem Is...
Video Games: NES gameSega Genesis GameAriel's Story StudioKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts IIThe Little Mermaid 2: Pinball FrenzyDisney's The Little Mermaid: Magic in Two KingdomsDisney Emoji Blitz
Books: Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea WitchOfficial Comic AdaptationDisney ComicsBig Golden BookClassic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden BookThe Little Mermaid's Treasure ChestDisney Princess Beginnings
Marvel Comics: Sink or SwimAll that GlittersThe DaredevilfishWhirlpool WorldMy Dinner with CrustaceaRoom at the PalaceThere Goes the NeighborhoodGone With the WavesThe Sea Horse TournamentThe Sorrowful Sea MonsterThe Wrong QueenOf Myths and MermaidsAriel and the Lobster's Loot
Music: SoundtrackThe Legacy CollectionSebastian from The Little MermaidSebastian: Party Gras!The Little Mermaid: Songs from the Sea

Disney Parks
Mermaid LagoonDisney's Art of Animation ResortAriel's GrottoAriel's PlaygroundBlowfish Balloon RaceDisney Animation BuildingFairy Tale ForestFlounder's Flying Fish CoasterIt's a Small WorldJumpin' JellyfishKing Triton's Carousel of the SeaMermaid Lagoon TheaterMickey's PhilharMagicPrincess PavilionScuttle's ScootersSorcerers of the Magic KingdomStorybook Land Canal BoatsThe Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea AdventureThe WhirlpoolVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: AnimagiqueDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney's WishesFantasmic!Feel the MagicGolden Fairytale FanfareKing Triton's ConcertMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookSummer BlastThe Golden MickeysVillains Tonight!Voyage of the Little Mermaid
Restaurants: Ariel's GrottoSebastian's Calypso Kitchen
Shops: Kiss de Girl FashionsMermaid MemoriesMermaid TreasuresPrince Eric's Village MarketScuttle's Shiny Things
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeFestival of Fantasy ParadeMickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadePaint The Night ParadeSpectroMagicStitch's Summer Dance BashThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeWalt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Firework: Believe... There's Magic in the StarsCelebrate the MagicDisney Dreams!Disney in the StarsDisneyland ForeverFantasy in the SkyHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightMagic, Music and MayhemThe Magic, the Memories and YouOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come TrueWorld of Color
Halloween: Happy HallowishesRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Villains WorldVillains Night Out! Chapter 2

Characters
Original: ArielFlounderSebastianScuttlePrince EricKing TritonUrsulaFlotsam and JetsamKing Triton's DaughtersMaxGrimsbyCarlottaChef LouisUrsula's GardenGlutThe Seahorse HeraldHaroldMerpeople

Sequel: MelodyTip and DashMorganaCloak and DaggerUndertowHammerhead SharkAlexFlounder's guppiesBaby PenguinUrsula and Morgana's mother
Prequel: Queen AthenaMarina Del ReyBenjaminThe Catfish Club BandStevieElectric Eels
Little Mermaid's Island SandyScales
TV Series: UrchinGabriellaOllieDudleyPearlPearl's motherMantaLittle EvilDr. VileDanielMoraySimonLobster Mobster and Da ShrimpThe SorceressGlowfishEbb and FloEmpreror Shargaand the SharkaniansOctopidBrain SpongeZeusSpot the Killer WhaleCrab ScoutsHans Christian AndersenMr. and Mrs. Clambakersfield and their babiesLuckyThorKid SquidAugustusStormy the Giant SeahorseSorcerer BlowfishPenny the CatThe Magical Wishing StarfishApolloArchimedesSeaclopsNeptune
Comic Book: ScallopaIndigoAunt CrustaceaSir FigmondFlooglefishMarlin the MagicianSnapperJasonCalibanKing ProteusAriadnePiraniaCeliaJennyScarface the SharkProfessor Thelonius PaxxShanaKing HaroldPrincess PenelopeCaptain CutlassAquariusAbaloney Kid

Episodes
Season One: "Whale of a Tale" • "The Great Sebastian" • "Stormy" • "Urchin" • "Double Bubble" • "Message in a Bottle" • "Charmed" • "Marriage of Inconvenience" • "The Evil Manta" • "Thingamajigger" • "Red" • "Beached" • "Trident True" • "Eel-Ectric City"

Season Two: "Resigned to It" • "Calliope Dreams" • "Save the Whale" • "Against the Tide" • "Giggles" • "Wish Upon a Starfish" • "Tail of Two Crabs" • "Metal Fish" • "T'ank You For Dat, Ariel"
Season Three: "Scuttle" • "King Crab" • "Island of Fear" • "Land of the Dinosaurs" • "Heroes" • "The Beast Within" • "Ariel's Treasures" • "A Little Evil"

Objects
Prince Eric's StatueTridentUrsula's CauldronUrsula's NecklaceMelody's locketQueen Athena's music boxDinglehopperRoyal Ship
Locations
AtlanticaAriel's Secret GrottoUrsula's LairPrince Eric's CastleThe Wedding ShipMorgana's Ice Cave
Songs
Film: Fathoms BelowDaughters of King TritonPart of Your WorldUnder the SeaPoor Unfortunate SoulsLes PoissonsKiss the GirlDown to the SeaFor a MomentTip and DashHere on the Land and SeaJust One MistakeJump in the Line (Shake Senora)I Remember

TV Series: Just a Little LoveYou Got to be YouThe Edge of the Edge of the SeaThe Lobster Mobster's MobThe Beddy Bye BluesSing a New SongIn HarmonyThis is the LifeNever Give UpYou Wouldn't Want to Mess with MeThe Sound of LaughterDaring to DanceJust Give Me a ChanceEvil Lullaby
Musical: She's in LoveHuman StuffPositoovityI Want the Good Times BackDaddy's Little AngelHer VoiceThe World AboveThe ContestIf OnlyBeyond My Wildest DreamsSweet ChildOne Step CloserAll Good Things Must End
Deleted: Silence is GoldenGonna Get My Wish
Other: One Dance

See Also
MusicalThe Disney AfternoonDisney Sing Along Songs: Under the Sea